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Entries by Jeffrey Shaffer from 04/2012

The Muse Claims Another Victim

| Posted 04.13.2012 | Comedy

Something has to happen here. The blank page is mocking me. Okay, I'm typing. The opening sentence starts right now. "It was a brutally hot morning." There we go. Hot and happening.

For TV News, Controversy Lurks in Every Edit

| Posted 04.18.2012 | Media

NBC News found itself immersed in some big hot water recently because of one small editing decision. Having worked in TV and radio for many years, I'm frankly surprised that these embarrassing dust-ups don't happen more often.

How a Prowler Helped Save My Life

| Posted 04.25.2012 | Crime

I'll never forget my brief discussion with a trespassing stranger. The incident was scary, but nobody got hurt and the end result for me was enormously positive.